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Team: Charleston Riverdogs
Location: Charleston, S.C.
Affiliation: New York Yankees
League: South Atlantic League
Charleston Riverdogs TicketsCharleston, S.C., has been home to Double-A Baseball since 1980. The Royals, as the team was known at that time, were the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals affiliation with the team ended after the 1984 season, at which point the San Diego Padres took over the franchise. In addition to a new parent organization, it was announced that the team name would also be changing from the Royals to the Rainbows. The Rainbows experienced minimal success, only making the playoffs twice in nine seasons. The Riverdogs didn't become affiliated with the Yankees until the beginning of the 2005 season. While Charleston made the playoffs in the first season under the Yankees umbrella, the team wouldn't make another playoff run until 2016. Some of the top names in the Yankees organization have passed through Charleston over the years. Get your Charleston Riverdogs tickets at StubHub.
Who manages the Charleston Riverdogs?Luis Dorante is entering his first season as the manager for the Charleston Riverdogs this season. Dorante will replace Julio Mosquero, who was promoted to manage the Yankees Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder. This will be Dorante's second stint as the manager of the Riverdogs, having spent the last three seasons managing the Yankees' rookie league team as well as a season as an assistant for the Thunder. In his first run as the Riverdogs' manager, Dorante was at the helm for three seasons, winning 213 games. Dorante is entering the 2020 season just 19 wins away from becoming the winningest manager in Riverdogs history. Before joining the Yankees organization, Dorante served as an international scout for the Montreal Expos and as a bullpen coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Where do the Charleston Riverdogs play?The Charleston Riverdogs’ home stadium, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, is shared with the college baseball team that resides next door to the stadium, the Citadel Bulldogs, and is known as "The Joe" by locals. Riley Park was originally built in 1997 and is named after the longest-serving mayor of Charleston. Mayor Riley's first term was in 1975, and he retired from public service in 2015. The concession menu at "The Joe" offers some food items that are associated with Charleston, including a hot dog aptly named "The Riverdog." The stadium’s 6,000 seats are all located around the infield and down the foul lines, as there is no seating beyond the outfield walls.
Do the Charleston Riverdogs have any rivals?The Major League rivalry between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox goes back over 100 years. The Riverdogs established a rivalry series with the Red Sox Single-A affiliate, the Greenville Drive known as the "Battle of the Palmetto State." Not only do these teams battle within the same division, but both teams are also located in South Carolina, which adds a third layer to this rivalry that extends from the Majors all the way down to the Single-A.
Have any Charleston Riverdogs players gone on to play in Major League Baseball?Several legendary names spent time playing in Charleston before moving on to the Major Leagues. Hall of Fame players Roberto Alomar, Pedro Martinez and Kiki Cuyler all spent time in Charleston. Other former Riverdogs include legendary names like Sandy Alomar, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Randolph and W.S. "Bull" Durham. Great players in Riverdogs history aren't limited to the past, though. Current sluggers Aaron Judge and BJ Upton both played Single-A ball in Charleston on their way to the Major Leagues.
Where can I buy Charleston Riverdogs tickets?You can buy Charleston Riverdogs tickets as well as tickets for the rest of the teams in the South Atlantic League at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
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